Mater Dei, Kinross College students visit ECU Joondalup for Science Cafe

ECU paramedic student Damian Condo with Zac Clement, Devlin MacGilp and Samara Lette from Kinross College and ECU paramedic student Matt Gaston. Picture: Matt Jelonek
ECU paramedic student Sarah Johnson and Emma Pryce and Sharni Cresswell from Mater Dei College with ECU paramedic student Emily Forrester-Walker. Picture: Matt Jelonek
ECU paramedic student Damian Condo with Zac Clement, Devlin MacGilp and Samara Lette from Kinross College and ECU paramedic student Matt Gaston. Picture: Matt Jelonek ECU paramedic student Sarah Johnson and Emma Pryce and Sharni Cresswell from Mater Dei College with ECU paramedic student Emily Forrester-Walker. Picture: Matt Jelonek

STUDENTS from Mater Dei and Kinross colleges got the chance to see science in action when they visited ECU Joondalup recently.

The Science Caf, run by ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences and Scitech, showed students how science is used to save and improve lives in the areas of paramedicine, occupational therapy and biomedicine.

Year 11 Mater Dei student Emma Pryce said the day was fun and informative.

“I really liked how interactive everything was and also the variety of different areas we got to see,” she said.

“I’m interested in a career in biological science so it was really useful for me to see this up close.”

Event organiser and human biology lecturer Ruben Phillips said it was important for universities to work with schools to promote and encourage science in the community.

“These students are the researchers and teachers of tomorrow so it is important we expose them to all of the possibilities science can offer,” he said.